Nina Sanders Scholarship Concert – Aleksandra Ratnikova, Composer and Pianist – This Saturday, May 7 at 12 pm

Bard Prep Composition and Piano student Aleksandra Ratnikova has been working very hard this year.  Come support her and hear her original works on May 7 at 12 pm in the Bito Conservatory Performance Space!

Aleksandra Ratnikova Poster




Ethan Richman’s Graduation Recital – This Saturday, May 7 at 11am

Ethan will present a solo recital to celebrate his work throughout his time at Prep.  He is the last remaining student at Prep who has been with us from the very beginning!  Come hear Ethan for the final time as a Prep student.

Saturday, May 7 at 11am in the Bito Conservatory Performance Space

Ethan's 2016 Poster

2016-2017 Registration Deadline Approaching – Last Week to Reserve Your Spot for Next Year

Registration for 2016-2017 is now open.  Please register by May 14th with deposit ($100 non-refundable per instrument or voice) to reserve the spot with your teacher.  Application forms have been emailed and will also available in the office on Saturdays.

Below is the Calendar for the 2016-2017 year:

FALL  2016


Sep 10 through January 14 (off Oct 8, Nov 26, Dec 24 and 31)

Snow date:  Jan 21

Sep 6 through January 10 (off Oct 11, Nov 22, Dec 20 and 27)
Snow date #1:  Dec 20
Snow date #2:  Jan 17

SPRING  2017


Jan 28 through May 20 (off March 18, April 15)

Snow date:  June 3, 10

Jan 24 through May 16 (off March 21, April 11)
Snow date #1:  May 23
Snow date #2:  June 6

Summer Lesson Information

We encourage students to continue their lessons over the summer to keep building on their hard work from the year!

Please see below for the link to the summer lesson details.

Summer Lesson Link:  Bard Prep Summer Lesson Information

Please Note the Summer Lesson Policies:

  • Lessons will take Place at Bard
  • Interested Students should contact the teachers directly to schedule lessons
  • Payment is made directly to teachers
  • 24 cancellation notice requested

Please check back with the link regularly for updated information!


Bake Sale Update – So Close to the Goal!

We are approaching the goal of $6,000 for the Spring semester but we need a strong final 2 weeks to reach it!  Please help us finish strong and reach the $6,000 goal!

Week 11 Total:  $511!

GOAL:  $6,000!

Spring Semester Total So Far:  $4,558!          

To Reach Our Goal (2 weeks left):  $1,442

We Can Do It!  Please sign up HERE!

Thank You!

April 30:  $511

April 23:  $514

April 16:  $536

April 9:  $505

April 2:  $401

March 12:  $417

March 5:  $499

February 27:  $428

February 20:  $430

February 6:  $433

January 30:  $420

Bard Music Camp: Registration Deadline Coming Up on June 1st

Bard Music Camp registration deadline is June 1st.

Week 1 – July 11-16:  Early Childhood (ages 2-5) and Full Day Program for Ages 5-9:  Tennis Mini-Camp

Week 2 – July 18-23:  Full Day Program for Ages 10-18:  NEW – Tennis Mini-Camp!

Visit Here for More Information

Spots are filling up – REGISTER NOW!

Musicianship Class Composition Recitals – Next Saturday, May 14

The Musicianship Class Composition Recitals are on May 14th.  Recitals will take place during regular class times.  Please see below for the schedule and let us know if you have any questions.

The Composition recitals will take place in Blum Hall (2nd floor of the music building). Students should go to their Musicianship Classes at the regular time and the teachers will bring them to Blum Hall at the recital time.  Families and friends are welcome to attend and should come directly to Blum Hall at the scheduled time.  Recitals will be approximately 30 minutes each.

10:30 Recital:  Performers will be: 

  • Shawn Jaeger’s Composition Students (Anthony, Aleksandra, Ethan)
  • Shawn Jaeger’s 10:00 Musicianship Class


11:30 Recital:  Performers will be:

  • Shawn Jaeger’s 11:00 Musicianship Class
  • Ryan Kamm’s 11:00 Musicianship Class


12:30 Recital:  Performers will be:

  • David Temple’s 12:30 Musicianship Class


2:30 Recital:  Performers will be: 

  • David Temple’s 2:00 Musicianship Class
  • Shawn Jaeger’s 2:15 Musicianship Class

Upcoming Faculty Performances – Hiroko, Shawn, Amy P, Luba

Hiroko Sasaki – Prep Piano Faculty

May 18th 2016 at 8pm
Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall
Hiroko Sasaki, piano
Xiao-Dong Wang, violin
Music by Beethoven, Debussy, Mozart and Brahms
To buy tickets please call Carnegie Charge at 212 247 7800
Or please visit :

SHAWN JAEGER – Prep Composition Faculty

Wilderness of Woe: The Music of Shawn Jaeger
a portrait concert of my music, including the premiere of a new work-in-progress for chamber orchestra, as well as a new piece for solo baritone saxophone

Thursday, May 26, 2016
• Roulette, 503 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11217

AMY PALOMO – Prep Voice Faculty

  • Amy will sing the role of Gilda in Rigoletto with Amore Opera Company this May at Sheen Center in The Village (NYC). Fully staged/costumed with orchestra under the baton of Doug Marin. Tickets and schedule information can be found at:

LUBA POLIAK – Prep Piano Faculty

  • May 22 at 6:30 pm:  solo faculty recital at Lawrence Memorial Chapel – Lawrence University (Wisconsin)

Arbor Ridge Retirement Home Concert – May 1: We Have Room for 1 More Student Performer!

We are excited to visit our friends at the Arbor Ridge Retirement Home in Rhinebeck for a student concert on May 1st at 11 am.  We need 1 more student performer so please let us know as soon as possible if your child would like to participate in this great annual event.